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What kind of condom is best for preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?

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The type of material used to make a condom is important. A condom made from latex is your best bet for preventing STDs. Lambskin and other animal skin condoms don't protect as well. If you're allergic to latex, you can use a condom made from polyurethane. It's also good at preventing STDs.

From: How to Use a Condom WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Condom Fact Sheet in Brief."

Nemours Foundation: "Condom."

Avert: "Using Condoms, Condom Types and Sizes."

Kliegman, R. 19th ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

Lara-Torre, E. , March 2009. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics

UCSF: "How do you use a condom?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 18, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Condom Fact Sheet in Brief."

Nemours Foundation: "Condom."

Avert: "Using Condoms, Condom Types and Sizes."

Kliegman, R. 19th ed., Saunders Elsevier, 2011. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,

Lara-Torre, E. , March 2009. Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics

UCSF: "How do you use a condom?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 18, 2017

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